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Trump: The Art of the Deal

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President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.

"I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald

"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." ( The New York Times)
"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." ( Boston Herald)

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Surprisingly a very entertaining book

I wasn't sure what to expect. But turned out to be a great listen. Trump and Schwartz simply take you through the history of Trumps major real estate deals in a somewhat chronological order. Starting with his origins working with his dad building low-income housing in the bronx, all the way to Trump Tower. Politics aside (and they mostly are in this book) its a great story.

The narrator (Kaleo Griffith) did a great job making trumps words (which are written in the first person) come to life. As many know, Trump has a very unique way of talking and writing.. maybe its a new york thing? in any case the narration was good.

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great read

I don't get why there is so much hate towards this man. Very good book.

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No Wonder he is where he is...

Ok, love him or hate him, this book certainly gives you a perspective that is not on TV or a computer monitor. I am not necessarily a fan of politics but I can clearly understand how Donald Trump has become the President of The United States. This book is an easy follow, but pay attention, as there is a lot to take in. I have benefited in my business from reading this book. I will now listen to his Son's book "Triggered".

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Great Book

Great book it really shows you how trump thinks and you really understand why he does what he does as president. If people want to understand him and why he acts and does the things he does just need to hear this book.

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Gives a good insight into trumps mind

I over all liked it could def see the bias he has for his side of things but hey who doesn’t have that.

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love it! love it! love it!

Honest! Exiting! Educational!
Amazing experience! that's definitely a wealthy life worth living for! Highly recommended!

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strategic and exiting, trump delivers!

I love that he took upon the time to narrate it.a must for business people.

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  • Qme
  • 2019-09-21

Great stories

Actually enjoyed it. I don't personally know DJ Trump but I thought I knew him somewhat from all the media reports. However after listening to this my impressions of him has changed for slightly better not worse. Don't believe everything you read both in papers and or books.

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Worth ever minute

Fan or not of Donald Trump, this book is a business must. I enjoyed every minute of it and realized I should have read it long time ago.

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Story for learning not entertainment

Narrator did an excellent job. Helpful in getting to know Mr. Trump and how he thinks. Several principles he applies are motivating to me. Not for entertainment, concentration required.

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  • Hebrews12v2
  • 2019-08-06

Surprisingly enjoyable!

I bought this book intending on getting to understand President Trump better. I wasn't particularly expecting it to be well written, or even less, "enjoyable".

What I got was a three. A better understanding of President Trump, a VERY well written book, and highly enjoyable to listen to!

I can't recommend purchasing this enough!

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  • JennRem
  • 2018-10-10

Great Insight!

I wanted to “read” this book as a way to get insight into how our President operates when dealing with others. It was a good listen and provided the insight!

My Audible purchases are all business, leadership and finance books and this fit right in. Recommend!

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  • Stuart Draper
  • 2019-02-20

Read to Understand Trump

Do you hate Trump?
Do you love Trump?
Read this book to understand Trump.
Now I get it. Why he does what he does.

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  • Burns heating and air
  • 2019-04-10

more than I expected.

love the book. I took away three things from this book . one Never give up two never use your own money three Trust your gut feelings . I never new Donald Trump did all the things he did and yes they were unbelievable. he is way smarter than I gave him credit for and I have a new found Respect for him. after you read this you will too.

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  • kyle
  • 2018-08-26

What’s the big deal!!

When I was first coming into this book I was thinking I was going to learn about how Trump as made his fortune on this 11 key principles that you learn in the book but, instead I was in for a more full back story on Trumps life and what he has done and all the deals his was able to make. In my opinion that was just as important as the key principles of making a great deal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-28

Amzing

Amazing if you have a good attitude and want to learn this book is amazing

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  • Rob Thomas
  • 2018-08-27

Understanding Trump

Best way to learn and understand what makes Trump tick and why he acts the way he does. No other president in history knows how to Make America Great Again or to Keep America Great!

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  • Jose
  • 2017-03-20

Understanding the President of the USA!

Donald Trump is a Honey Badger! This book explains how Trump hustles and creates opportunity where others only see complexity and futile battle. He sees value in abandoned property, distressed hotels, managing total value, managing details, hiring the best people, and waiting for the "right" price.

He built a staking rink that the NYC government could not. He got Casinos built in Atlantic City that others could not. He fought rent-control fraud. He transitioned from a background in residential construction into into major, iconic construction. The easy thing was probably to quit or never try, how many of us challenge Mayors, Celebrities, and the press on a routine basis.

After reading this book, you will see that Trump is tough as hell and can usually out-last the opposition. Also, there is much of the Cornelius Vanderbilt in Trump. In the book, he is 40, today he is 70, this dude has incredible energy, toughness, and drive - just like Vanderbilt.

Book was written in 1987, he already talks about hiring/promoting women, accepting a gay friend, being bi-partisan, doing business globally. and renting to black people. These were not universal principles back then and show he is much different than the media want to frame him today.

The narrator is awesome, after a while, you actually think it's Trump talking. It's really well done.

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  • Brian Mace
  • 2019-04-27

Huge!

We couldn’t stop listening, even the kids wanted to keep going when we listened to the book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-12

as good as a MAGA hat

the first three chapters were basically a day in the life of, but the story really opened up after that, and I loved it. I learned, I enjoyed, and will probably listen to it again.
the guy reading it sounded like Trump as well, really added reality to it.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-05-15

art of the deal

I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump

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